Art School 2008-2020
These photographs evolved from being casual photographs simply documenting the teaching process, to becoming focused shoots, with the students’ permission, at a point in their production where they are immersed in making but the materials have not coalesced into finished objects. At a certain point I was realizing that I might not be in those contexts again and wanted to document these strange sites of activity. Having given a lot of thought to the condition and future of art schools, I felt almost like a 19th-century landscape painter, feeling the need to represent a threatened landscape.
These digital prints are banner-size horizontal triptychs, ranging in format from 19" x 75" to 24" x 99", images made with a Canon 5D camera, printed on Epson matte roll paper.